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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1671.
CHARLESTON, WEDNESDAY" MORNING, MAY 3, 1871.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
OUR OWN LOW} BRANCH.
SULLIVAN'S ISLAND-ITS ATTRAC?
TIONS AND WONDERFUL GROWTH.
Glimpses of Its Heroic Fast-Jasper and
the Flag-The Island as lt was Before
the War-Improvements, Actual and
Contemplated-Who Own the Proper- j
ty-Plans for thc Future, ?Sc.
[FROit OUB 0WT? CORRESPONDENT.] . .
.. MOULT HIE VILLE, August 4.
DWELLTNGS, THEIR S" TLB AND COST.
To swing at lazy, ease in your hammock,
stretched across the' broad piazza, and be .
kV fanned by the cool southwester sweeping in
from the ocean, knowing the while that your;
neighbors of the city are sweltering: in the dry
summer heat; to enjoy i the luxury "of perfect'
repose, and a quiet that would be like the
hush of death,-but for the unvarying
monotone of the surf breaking on the beach;
to be fancy free, with your thought-pendulum;
vibrating carelessly between the printed'
pages of your book ano? the pictures of still
life painted on Nature's canvass all around
you-here, the tasteful cottages of our island
Arcadians; there, the green fringed shores of
the main land, the distant houses looking
like, patches of white upon a field of
baize; yonder the man-made tow.' , populous
with masts and spires, where one can almost
"see the stir of the great Babel, yet not feel
the crowd;" sea-gulls swooping in graceful
circles overhead;-waves chasing each other in
av glee, shaking their snowy crests and
spattering spray that glistens in the sunshine
like diamond drops; "ships dim-discovered!
dropping from the clouds," then merging Into'
stately white-winged shapes and sailing on to
port; Sumter with Its ragged profile, a mohu
* mental story of the war; wrecks Blumbering
half-burled lu the sard where the captains of
Chased blockaders lighted the torch and left
them to their fate-all these are fragments of
an idle day's experience on Sullivan's Island.
And then to walk the beach at sundown, and
make pictures among the trailing clouds^ or,
amid the serene moonlight, to enjoy the broad
expanse of ocean, girdled by the sky, to frolic
in the surf among the mysteriously arrayed
naiads of the beach, to fish from the rocks
near by, or, what ls better, be chaperoned by
Dayton-a Jolly deity of: the chowder pot-to
the upper end o? the Island, and drop your
hook and line in Beach Inlet or off the bar; to
drive and gather shells, and gambol with the
tribes of ct Udren growing tough and rosy In
the Itcean breeze; to await the arrival ot the
evening boat, and watch the troops of island
dwellers wending their way homeward in om-,
nibus and ambulance, abd occasionally to visit
the city yourself, in order to preserve by con?
trast the illusion that you ve the happiest
mortal In existence; th?se, too, are some ol
the pleasures belonging- : to the season and
locality, -which ..are fashionably.* sought for'
without avail among expensive neighborhoods:
elsewhere, disguised a3-watering-places.
The truth is, were Sullivan's Island as wide?
ly known as lt is well -appreciated by those
. who are -familiar with Its attractions, no spot
ip the South would entice so many seekers ot
i ^pleasure and comfort during, the summer
solstice. There may be no mineral springs,
but what grander bath than a dash Into the
surf of the ocean; what more health-provok?
ing panacea than the pure, cool breezes-that
- sweep unbroken across two thousand miles of
" sea-an oxygenated benediction-zephyrs
.that luH one Into- midday slumbers, and
strong-winds that stimulate appetites, which
make a man wish he were a peripatetic knife
HISTORICAL AND REMINISCENT.
Nor ls the island without a history rich In
renown-a history of heroic men and deeds, as
well as a history of much that was fascinating
In the social life of those .who years ago-.were
wont to make their summer home among Its
Looking/ backward Into th? past, I see now
include old fort, then called Fort Sullivan,
from behind which the Continental militia,
under Colonel Wm. Ll o ul tr le, achieved their
victory over the fleet of Slr,Peter Parker. It
ls betweenio and II o'clock on the morning
of the M?f?t June, 1776. Moultrie'ls- Visiting
the little sand-hill battery at the northeastern
end of the island." Colonel Wm: Thomson ls
there, with a'handful of country militia, lo con?
test the advance of the British General Ornton
and Lord Cornwallis^ who, with. 3000' men,
have lander!on Long Island for the purpose of
-crossing the Inlet and assaulting Fort Sullivan
j In the rear.
Fifty of the enemy's squad roa are ia Sight,
and Moultrie discovers the-men-of-war drop?
ping their topsails pre parato ry .to. at tact. He
gallops down, the beach to the fort, a stretch
of three mlle's: the. long-roll ls sounded and
the men- are rallied to their guns; powder ls
issued from the magazine, and. the onset is
awaited with an armament of but thirty-one
cannon, of willoh only.a portion, are available.
The guns vary from nine to twenty-si* pound
era Of powder - there- are put 460(1 pounds,
or about twenty-six rounds'for each gun, and
twenty rounds-'of'musketry -for each man.
?"Lead ls a '.so scarce, and the: window- weigh ts
' of the Ito asea in Charleston 'and other material
have been melted Into bullets by the pa tri ol lc
citizens. A blue flag with, A white crescent,
Inscribed- with the word' "LTBEI?TT," is th?
"banner with the strange de-ice" that floats
from the ramparts ot" the little garrison.
? THE BATTLE 0? PORT.SULLIVAN. .
the flood tide 's strong, the wlnd.fair from
the south and west, and the Eogllsh men-of
war, consisting of seven ships mounting-up?
wards of two hundred guns, sall up confident-'
ly in stately line. ? The wharves and housetops
Of the city, and the works at HaddreU's Point
and Fort Johnson, are lined with spectators,
awaiting with anxious hearts the trial of
metal and skill about to take place between
the veteran ships ol the British navy and the
newly raised troops of an infant Republic
lrom a low fort of palmetto logs.
The Active, 28 guns, comes to anchor at a
distance of only four hundred yards; the
larger ships range up In like manner on the
same line, and then pour In broadside after
broadside of cannon balls. The fire of the
fort is slow hut sure.- The order is passed to.
"save youri ammunition," and every gun is
aimed by an officer in order that not a shot
may be lost. General Charlea Lae, the com
mandor-ln-chlef of the department, visltB the
fort through a heavy line of fire, and .himself
points several of. the pieces in person. Moul?
trie, In his shirt sleeves, smokes his pipe, and
is everywhere encouraging his men, stopping
now and tnen.only'to "enjoy the grog that 1B
served In ii re-buckets along the .platform."
For hours the plucky little citadel.absorbs in
frits spongy sides the balls of the fleet, and re?
fuses to be silenced. Several of the
ships change their position for the purpose
of reaching the cove and enfilading the fort
from that point, but they become entangled
QC the shoal. The Acteon frigate grounds, i3
abandoned, and subsequently blown up, while
the others retire to a safer distance. - The c
test is maintained, however,- until nine o'cl
at night, when all silp their cables and ret
to the original anchorage. And so the day
min?tes, but lt has been full of excitement i
bloody incident. Men-of-war are more or 1
cut up, and hundreds of their crews are ki]
or wounded. Twice has the quarter decl
the Commodore been cleared of every peri
but Slr Peter Parker, and he is struck in th
places. Two of the captains of frigates 1
an arm each and subsequently die, and Li
William Campbell, a late Governor of the I
vince, who ls present as a volunteer on I
flag ship, is wounded in the side, which a
causes his death.
i The casualties among the gallant defend?
of the fort have been occasioned chiefly
balls which entered the embrasures. T we
are killed and twenty-five wounded. Sergei
ii-.Daniel, of Captain Huger's company, i
his stomach and bowels shot away by a ct
non ball, but, dying, exclaims to his com rad ?
"Fight on my brave boys, don't let liberty e
pire with me to-day."
SERGEANT JASPER, j
The flag is shot downland, falling outside
the lort, .Sergeant Jasper dashes through o
of the embrasures, and In a terrible voil
fastens the fallen banner to a sponge s ts
and, amid the cheers ot the garrison, plants
once more on the ramparts. Twelve tho usa
shots have been fired by the fleet, and of thc
upwards of twelve hundred are taken frc
their piaces of lodgment in and around tl
fort. The victory is the theme of national jo
Congress bestows- its thanks, and when, i
the 4th of July, President Rutledge visits tl
fort, he buckles his own eword to the girdle
Jasper as a tribute to his bravery. Herc
Jasper ! On the 1st of July, 1776, the lady
Major Bernard Elliott presented a stand ol ei
broidered colors to the regiment, and he w
one of those who swore never to allow the
to be dishonored; and when they were pi an ti
on the British lines at Savannah, and thr
officers had been shot down in d?fendit
them, he received his own death wound in it
filling his pledge, and died with the rescui
flags in his hands. It is no detraction fro
the historic fame of Jasper, however, to p
renthetlcally .add here that during the la
war a score of young men in Fort Sumte
and hundreds of gallant fellows elsewher
performed similar deeds of bravery.
THE PRESENT FORT.
And so peas in swift review these and kli
dred events attached to the history of Sull
van's Island. Only yesterday I was wanderin
among the huge bomb-proofs of Fort Moultrl
and climbing over the great mounds whir
protected men and guns during the late wa
What a contrast between the surroundings <
1776 and 1864-iron-clad ships-rifled guns
torpedoes-submarine boats, and a military e:
chequer measured by hundreds of million
The fort ls now only a mass of ruins guarde
by >'solitary Federal sergeant? But no ol
citizen of Charleston can visit the spot wlthou
f?qgpg invisible fingers sweeping the chord
"bf memory and bringing to lifo'again scenes i
the past that are counted among its pleasure
BEFORE THE WAR.
For years before the war, the "Island" wa
a gay and fashionable resort. People flocket
hither from all portions of the State. By th
willoi General Sullivan, the original owner
lt was set apart for the-erection ot somme
homes by those who sought health and com
fort at the sea-side, and many pretty cottage
dotted the Island. There was a fine hotel un
der tho management of George Mixer, th
elder, a sor t of su m mer offshoot of the Charles
ton Hotel; there were.baqds of music, race
on the beach; promenade parties ia the fort;
soirees in scores of private homes; boat clubs
regattas and excursions-all of which ?oit
more made the locality attractive L'S a water
lng place, and supplied a public want. Th(
ravages of .war, however, caused chang?e
which time alone can repair. Shot and shel
did their ugly work on the one hand, while
a careless soldiery showed their irreverence
for the Lares and Penates-on the other. Un?
occupied premises disappeared In the camp?
fires and fortifications, and the summer of 186J
found among all the houses which had graced
the island not moro than; twenty or thirty that
had escaped the general wreck..
' ' fifPF.OVEMENTS BEGUN.
j :-These were- speedily rented or purchased,
put lu tenable condition, and occupied. The
citizens of Charleston began , once more to
crave the pleasures of the beach,, and Dr. J.
B. Patrick, the well known dentist, of the city,
and the present intendant of Moultrleville,
became their pioneer. In 1866 he purchased
and refitted a house, for temporary use, about
midway on the island, and, meanwhile, pro?
ceeded to repair bis present place of residence
-one of the most elegant now there. Other
gentlemen speedily followed. Lots were se?
cured at prices varying irom. sixteen to three
hundred dollars each, and at tho present mo?
ment there ls scarcely an eligible building
spot within a mlle and three-quarters of the
ferry wltlch does not belong to parties who
propose to erect summer houses during the
next or the year thereafter. Alreadythe
long waste between Dr. Patrick's ' house and
the fort, which was unbroken lu 1866 by more
han one or two cottages, has been nearly filled
up, - and the probability ls that; within five
years, the island wilUpossesa a summer popu?
lation of five or eigh t thousand people.
Before the war, the "Moultrievllle Hotel,"
already relerred to,was considered the extreme
limit of the closely settled portion. Now the
central and upper sections of the island bid
fair to become the most favored spot upon lt.
This will be due chiefly to the improvements
made in that locality-the construction of a
commodious hotel, the handsomer style of the
dwellings, and the facilities to be afforded to
the inhabitants in going to and from the ferry.
Some idea of
THE RAPID GROWTH
of the island, and the public spirit of the in?
tendant and wardens, may be had from the
following facts: A mlle anda half of shell
walk has been constructed : a number of the
streets are "headed up" with sheii, to prevent
the encroachment of the tide; the Btreets have
also been straightened and "widened by a re?
cent "survey. Several hundred dollars have
been expended in draining the "Myrtles," the
stagnant water of which was supposed to
generate malaria; and the. average value of
property has increased from one to two thous?
and per cent. Four acres are Set apart lor the
construction of a hotel, and it is confidently
believed that it will be commenced during the,
ensuing winter, in order that lt may be open?
ed to the public'next season. Dr. Patrick, the
intendant,,18 also in correspondence with par?
ties in England on the subject of a road
steamer; which will dispense with Omnibusses
and carriages for Ute transportation of passen-,
gers, run any where on the sand at the rate of
six miles an hour, and on the smooth beach,
at. the" rate of twelve or fourteSh miles an
hoar. This, or a narrow gauge railway, is an
improvement which the increasing population
demand. Tlicroad steamer, with cars capa?
ble of carrying fifty or" seventy-five passet*
gera, will cost $5000.
There are many dwellings on the island
albeit their use is temporary, the style of struc
ture of which would do*credit to a city, ano
be regarded as elegant. The majority of per
sons, however, build more for comfort than
appearance, being content with spacious
rjoms and a piazza that fronts upon the sea.
Five hundred dollars will readily eecure a cot?
tage, with five or six apartments, the mere
rent of which commands from $160 to -$200 foi
a season. Larger and more luxurious resi?
dences, like those of Dr. Patrick, Mr. L. Gre?
iling. Mrs. J. K. Robinson, Colonel Simonton-,
Mr. Asher D. Cohen and others, cost from
four to six thousand dollars. The sleeping
apartments are generally on tne same floor as
tho parlor and dining room, though their ca?
pacity for stretching, on a social pinch, Into
the attic or basement is wonderful. There
are some hospitable people on the Island who
think nothing of sandwiching twenty-five or
thirty guests under their pleasant roofs when?
ever the occasion requires it to be done.
Sand ls the only enemy to comfort on the
island which lt requires lime to conquer, and
the owner of a dwelling will find his hands
I full for a year or two In making a soil that will
j bear grasB and flowers, and thus relieve the
! glare and monotony to which he would be
otherwise exposed. This, however, need not
be an expensive improvement.
' : OWNERS OF LOTS AND HOUSES.
I am indebted to Mr. D. B. Qllllland, clerk
of Council, for the following list ol persons
who own property on the island:
Arnot, Mrs C "Moise, K W
Adger, Roners Middleton, W J
Aimar, C P and G W McCormick, H L P
A!len. sarah Muckenfuss, CH r
Adger, J E Muckenfuss, Dr B A
Allan, Sarah . Muckenfuss, Mrs B A
Bentham, Mrs E MUCK en fuse, B S D
Beckman, J O Maxwell, S J
Bird, J S Mari-s, M
Beesley, J no McDonald, W T
Burnham, Mtss E M -Muckenfu?*, w G
Burnham, E S Moisson. John O
Barker, Theo G McMahon, James
Bullcley, Henry, Muckenfuss. M L
Bowman. E-tate af McGlbbou, J N
Buckley. D Martin, Robert
Buist, Dr J S Miller, F
Burk, Maddon. William
Baron. Miller, Prince
caldwell Jas M Murphy, John
Chap?n, Ii March, Mrs
Conner, Gen James McKevlln, D
uampsen, Jno, E'.t or Mitchell, Mrs
Oordray,LE Nelson, John L
Conen, Louis Nimitz, A
Curtis. Mrs M P Oetjen, Mrs J
Calder, Est or O'Neill, Barnard
Cohen, A D O'Connor, M P
Cohen, D 1> O'Hare, L W
Cthen, R L Oppenheim. H J
Childs, F L Ogren, John
comn. Est or Oakes, Samuel
Cosgrove, James, O'Brien, Mrs
Crouch, - Porter, W D
Chambers, M Patrick, Mrs S E
Calvert, F H Patrick, C C
cantu, Patrick, Dr J B
Oroner. Perry, A S J
Catholic Church, " Penal, C
Donohoe, Thoa Paddon. W F
DieCenbach, Powers, Mrs
Devereux, Jno H Pezant, William
DeFontalne, F G reizer, Mrs H A
Freltzberg, Mrs Pelzsr, Dr G S
FroBt, Thos Perry. M
horsy tue, W 0 Qunckenbush, JA
Gronlng, L Ravenel, Dr Edmund
Tillman, Mrs 0 Robinson, Estate-J K
Gayer, W J m ROBS, Mrs Ann
Goodrich, G O Ryan, Mrs
Qllllland, DB 'Roger, WT
Green, Sarah Slmonton, CH
Qllllland; Mrs M S St. Arnaud. A . . .
Goldsmith, M -Salinas, A J
Goldsmith, A A Selgnlous. O W
Geh rs, H Stuart. Mrs M .
Graman, J H ' Solomons, Dr J* B
Howard, S L Smythe, A T
Hatch, L M Stoney, Mrs Theodore
Hart, Henrietta Smith. Angus
Hart, Joshua L Stelnraeyer, Mrs J F
Hart, N S Scott, William
Hart, D S Slattery, T F
Hume, William . Slattery, J F
Hoppock. K?tate of Sinclair, D
Hamilton, William -calrmer, J S
Howard, B Sachtleben, A .
Harmes,- H Smith, W B
Hunt, Riegling, Henry
Hewett A Kurth, Tracy, Carl03
Jones, A H -Tobin, J.
John8on;.Hobert Toale, P
Jeffords, T A Tobias, J L
Kinloch, Dr R A Thqjnpaon, Mrs
Knockton,'P Trennolm, G A
Kcofcln, Mrs Trenholm. W L
Keenan, Edward Toohey, J obn
.Kerrison, O, Jr Thomson,
Klngman, "Tl". Traesdale,
Kelly, W A Vidal, James
LaMotte. ? J ? . Williams, Mrs Harriet
Lelt"u, WY* Williams, Mrs
Leslie, OS Walker. R T
Lesesne, Mrs A C Wine, CO
Lord, 8, Jr WI denian, P
Lovegreen, L B Waring, T M
Lee, Edward - Wilson, S H
Lance, F Wulbnrn, O
Langston, Mrs Wickler, George H
Mitchell, Miss M White. K, In trust,
McOrady, Edward Whltesldes, J _
Murray, J H Whttesides, G
ADVANTAGES OF AN ISLAND HOME.
If there be any disadvantages attached to
this Island life, they have their offset in a mul?
ti ul led degree. Difficulty may exist for in?
stance in reaching here, or alter arriving at
the wharf in conveniently getting home, or,
when the September gales prevail a high tide
may now and then take possession of one's
basement, and make it more agreeable to take
refuge in the piazza story; but these are Blight
drawbacks when compared with the comforts
of a home where in the hottest summer day
you can always find a cool comer, and on the
warmest night sleep under a counterpane un?
troubled by .the requiems of mosquitoes. To
the majority of ladies, children and luvailds,
the atmosphere is a tonic that promotes appe?
tite and strength. The little ones especially,
who are running the gauntlet of infant dis?
eases, recuperate with "wonderful rapidity,
while the tired workers in the trades and pro?
fessions find supreme rest after the labors of
the day, and something akin to luxury in their
ocean oath. The taxes are insignificant
Bay from six to ten dollars a year
according to the local improvemen:
.undertaken. There ls a good market on the
island; or, if you prefer lt, the 10 o'clock boat
brings back what you have purchased in the
city. Fish and shrimp fresh from the water
are brought to your doors. Cosgrove supplies
your soda and ale; you get your Ice every
morning on the island, and for ten ceuts you
can ride lu one of Henry Gates'a Omnibusses to
any part of the suburb.
Captain Dan. Sinclair and Mr. John Fergu?
son-''plain John"-of the 8t. Helena, are al?
way?, on the alert to make their passengers
comfortable-though, sub rosa, the ladies do
Object to landing with their children on a fir
teen inch plank, (an oversight of the com?
pany)-anda band of music adds to the pleas?
ure ol the trips on.Wednesday and Friday af?
ternoons. All these are elements of encour?
agement to the people, and lt is ho wonder
that the terry line ls In a pecuniarily happy
THINGS fN FUTURE.
In fact so prosperous and populous ls the
little island nest becoming that a number of
the most enterprising inhabitants are discus?
sing the propriety of forming a Joint stock
company, and, with the aid of Northern capi?
tal, greatly enlarging the natural facilities of
the place. Among other Improvements lt is
proposed to have a new and more rapid line
of ferry boats, which will car j passengers
?and vehicles at reduced fares, without discrim?
inating against the island residents, and a
more accessible landing place than the present
end of the island-one of three which I am in
formed were reserved by General Sullivan in
his will. ,? "ff
These changes, added to the construction
of a local railroad and a hotel, would, it ls al?
leged, enhance the value of property and .in?
crease population to a degree that .would mofe
than compensate for the outlay; and in ten
years "make Sullivan's Island to South Caro?
lina what Long Branch Is to ifew York, JJa
hantls to Boston, and Cape Maj- to Philadel?
phia-a fashionable, crowded, profitable and
attractive watering place. - ;.
In the language t>f Father Bermingham,
who, In January, I860, laid the corner-atone
of a new. Catholic Church, under the invoca?
tion of "Sk. Mary* Star of the Sea," a gentle?
man who has done much to stimulate the
growth of Sullivan's Island-"Its benefits are
within the reach of the poor and the rich, j
Yet they are benefits which cannot be enjoyed
B?'n?ar hom? by Victoria, or Napol?o?'lTL
Had. London or' Paris been favored, like
Charleston, their inhabitants would run .crazy
with joy. Could they replace the Thames or
Seine with our beach and billows, a national
festival would be proclaimed throughout Eng?
land and France. If by the deed ot General
Sullivan a Northern company were permitted
to purchase the island from the State, lt
would, doubtless, be secured at a fabulous
price; and once in their hands, every foot ot
the soil would soon become as valuable.as
that of Broadway, New York."
The growth predlcted by the reverend gen?
tleman is silently but rapidly taking place.
Bach year witnesses a large addition to the
F filiation, and the time is probably not far
datant when thousands will flock hltherwards
to enjoy "the witchery of the soft blue sky,'"|
and to escape
"? The fretful stir ."
Unprofitable, and fever ot the world.'.'
- PERSONNE. '
THE OLD W?RLD'S NEWS.
Rapid Payment of thc Frenen Indem*
ntty to Germany-a Proposition to
make Thiers President for Two
Tears-a Huge Swindle-General Am?
nesty to Political Offunders In Spain.
'. LoN'DON', August 3.
A caucus of the left centre voted 190, against
75 to make Thiers president for two' years,
and allow him to.choose a vice-president and j
the presidents of council, the ministers to be
responslbl?, but Thiers not.- This ^proposition
will be submitted to the assembly next week.
The Count and Countess of Paris dined last
night with the Duke de Brogle,'. the. Frenen :
Ambassador. . . . ... vt
In the House ot. .Commons this evening. Vis?
count Enfield, of the Foreign Department,
denied that negotiations -wera pendlag with
the United States for the abolition of priva?
teering. Bart te lot expressed his approval of
the grant to Prince Arthur, \but deplored the
continued seclusion of the . Queen. Gladstone j
deuied that her Majesty' was unpopular. He
expressed regret at ber seclusion, but declared
the Queen was anxious to resume public
duties as rapidly as her health permitted.
A Holland firm has sold, In Frankfort-on-the!
Alain, bonds of the Bo?kford and St Louis]
Railroad to the value ot nine million dollars.i
The transaction 1B a swindle. Investigations;
have been Instituted. .
MADRID, August 4.
The official Journal promulgates the . law re-1
cently passed by the Cortes, authorizing the
government to grant general amnesty for
PARIS, August 3.
The French postofilce authorities are about !
arranging a money order system with Eh- j
gland and the United States.
Two hundred and thirty witnesses have al?
ready been subpoenaed ~to appear before
The'Miatster of Finance yesterday comple?
ted payment of another instalment of five
hundred million francs indemnity. The Ger?
man army of occupation bas been reduced to
150,000 men.. Marshal McMahon reports cas?
ualties to Versailles forces In the second si?ge
ol Paris at 7514.
TralnB for the transportation of passengers
and freights have commenced running through
Mount Cenls tunnel.
THE KENTUCKY KU-KLUX.
LOUISVILLE, August 4.
Four alleged Kn-Klux have been brought
here lrom Estin, including Captain Bruce
Thomas, whom Payne, who recently turned
State's evidence, named as captain. Thomas
claims that Payne's testimony is the result o( a
conspiracy. The other three are charged with
whipping a white woman in Powell County.
The United States commissioner 'examines
them to-day. ? _
THE DENTISTS IN COUNCIL.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRIGGS, August 4.
The convention elected the following officers
for the ensuing year : El
President, Geo. H. Cushlng, Chicago; First
vice-President, C. E. Franois, New York;
8econd vice-President, J. B. Welder, New
Orleans; Cc?rrespondlng Secretary, J-. A. Sal?
mon, Boston; Becordlng Secretary, M. Dean,
Chicago; Treasurer, W. H. Goddard, Louis?
ville. Niagara Falls was designated as the next |
place lor the annual convention.
THE NORTH CAROLINA ELECTION.
? WILMINGTON', AugUBt 4.
In New Hanover County the Bepubllcau
gain ls several hundred on the Vote of 1870.
Anson County has a small Conservative gain.
Warren County has two hundred Conservative
gain. Columbus County is reported to have a
heavy Conservative gain. The news thus Tar
receivers favorable to the call of a conven?
tion, by a small majority.
LONG BRANCH, August 4.
Experience Oaks won the August stakes.
Time : 1.48. Salina won Robins' stakes. Time:
3.404 and ii. In the third race Helmbold dis- j
tanced all. Time: 7.50|. Track heavy.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-There were six sunstrokes yesterday in
-Tlie yacht Sappho ls ashore In Hell Gate,
New York harbor.
-During the fog on Wednesday night in
Long Island Sound, the steamer Providence
ran into six schooners within an hour.
-Ex-Governor Bigler, of California,. Js-dy
-The cutter Vanguard won the Cowes (Eng?
-Fort Principe, In Havana, was struck by
lightning; and two officers and soldiers were
-The employees of the Vulcan Iron Works
.of St. Louis struck, being dissatisfied with
-The Investigation into the causeB of the
Westfield disaster is in progress at New York
The evidence is voluminous and contradictory.
-At Cincinnati, Senator Sherman, address?
ing the Exchange, Intimated that at the com- j
lug session Congress would simplify the spirits
tax, making but onetax.
-Citizens of the United States are advised
by the State Department, before going abroad,
to obtain passports. No fees are now charged
for them. Naturalized citizens should send j
authenticated copies of their naturalization
papers with their application.
"THE LESSON OF THE BOUE
A RADICAL 'JOURNAL'S VIEW OF TI
A Bitter PHI Gracefully Swallowed,
[From the Charleston. .Republican, August 4.]
The battle ls ended. As some of our wa
say, travestying Perry's celebrated dtsp?tc
uwe have met the ehemy and we are theirs
General Wagener la elected and the most
One of the hardest lessons for men to lear
a lesson so bard that some men never learn I
is to bear defeat philosophically and manful!
and to gain wisdom from even their very r
verses. The Republican party of CharlesK
are called to-day to that lesson, and-their f
tuna, triumphs largely depend upon the wi
they meet lt. We. bellera-we know-that oi
party will face this defeat manfully ai
courageously, and accept" lt gracefully; v
know that, as good -cItizebs.Tthey win bow
the will of the people as expressed through tl
ballots on Wednesday, and give to the goven
ment elected such an obedience and aid tb
our ci ty. shall be strengthened and advance!
. and. we trust that they will find in this de (ea
now so grievous, that which shall really pro*
the grander future victory for our party in til
city and throughout the State.
Those mistake who think the Republics
party of Charleston was .killed by. the issue
of this election.. To be sure, we are beate
badly; we are beaten in a worse way tha
even the most gloomily-disposed of our ow
party or the most sanguine or the Opposition
had a clear right to expect; but this onl
means one reverse in our long series of vlct<
rles; and If we are only faithful to the highes
no blest.doc trines of Republicanism, our part
banner shall yet again-wave triumphantly ovc
this" very field.
But this election bas a lesson so. plain an
so binding upon us that it we refuse to rea
lt or heed ir, we shall go on to still furthc
disasters.. Republicans of Charleston: letti
turn to that lesson now. Some of the page
cfit will be painful, but let us face lt in th
wav which becotneth men. This it is as w
understand lt : -
The Republicans defeated themselves. Wit
the flush of victory actually beginning to Ugh
up our banner, we threw away our chances c
success in a way which has hardly been narai
leled lu oil the political history we are able t
bring to mind. We would ? ot le t victory com
nigh us. We would not let Conservatives vot
who wanted to tor Mr. Pillsbury, but we mus
drive them back by the nomination of certali
men totally unfitted for office- we must d ri vi
them back by torchlight processions, whlci
were little better than slices cut out of Pande
monlum-we. must drive them back by tbi
and that tomfoolery which disgraced our cit.
and disgusted and maddened the good men o
our party. We repeat lt, the Republi
cans defeated themselves; and we bu
prepare for even more stunning defeat
if we wi I ti il iv shut our eyes to this so palpable
fact. Mayor Pillsbury was elected in 1868 b;
18-majority, after a stormy and bitter contest
That surely was a small margin. But, althougl
in the State campaign last fall the Democrat!)
ticket beat tbe. Republican ticket in this cit:
by over three hundred and thirty votes, Stil
Mr. Pillsbury by his Justice "and kindness hat
so won the hearts of his enemies, that this, ii
conjunction with other things, gave our part]
prospects of a full, a sweeping victory. Three
weeks ago, some ol the Democrats who wert
experienced lu political calculations, hat
hardly a hope of defeating us. And yet witt
all these our prospects of a splendid victory
behold the results !
The Republicans threw away their victory
and this is the-way.they did?lt: We give th?
plain, unvarnished chapter, to the end tha
never again may the great Republican part;
commit such stupendous, suicidal folly as lt
the campaign Just'ended.
In the first place,- there ls a faction in ou
party which is enough to-kill any po Ht lea
organization whatever, so long as stich- sh al
be in anyway heeded. We said there is sud
a faction: Bather let' us say there was-to
let us trust that one of the good things com
lng to our party through defeat Is. the rout
lng, the stamping out. the utter annihila
ti on of this faction; this rule-or-ruln clique
which have BO long and so often spit upoi
Republicanism, and which have done theil
last, we hope, to degrade the party whicl
deserved so much at their hands. That tao
tlon ls broken up; lt is dead for the presen
at least: and it will remain so unless some
political bungler here or in Columbia "sha!
Well, aa we were saying, we And that fae
tlon. They planned tor themselves. Whet
the ward meetings were held for the el ec tl oi
of delegates to the City Convention, these
meetings were in the main manipulated bi
that lao!lon or their sympathizers. Thoae meet
inga were a disgrace to Republican ism. Some
ot them were mere mob* gatherings where
brains and culture and moral worth and de
cency were crowded to the wall.
* . * , # ? * .*
Then look* at. the history of that convention,
A mere glance is enough. It ls too painful tc
go over all their work. They wisely nomina?
ted our good Mayor for re-election, for they
knew this was the demand ot the entire party:
but after that what folly did they not commit :
Some of the men they nominated were excel?
lent citizens and worthy of office-but the bal?
ance ! The convention, as a body, showed the
most pitiable selfishness, nominating a large
number to office from among themselves !
The ticket, os a whole, was such that we could
not and would not support lt. We denounced
it, and for this we received the heartiest com?
mendation from nearly every good and sensi?
ble Republican. * ? ? * ' ?
The leading Republicans held a caucus; and
In obedience to-their wishes-their demand,
rather-the ticket was changed. The change
was for the better; but it did not give us tue
ticket which respect for our city, for our fel?
low-citizens, of the Conservatives, for our
own party demanded.. Some of the men were
excellent as candidates; but the ticket was so
made up that we frankly declared that two or
three of the candidates for aldermen should
by all means be defeated. This we said, be lt
remembered, even though we did work lor
the ticket as a ticket, that is, for the good
part of it. We said that two or three of these
should be deleated. It even' required the
griet which came from a knowledge of the
pressure of ilie Conservative party to make
the Conservatives upon our.tlcket withdraw
a pressure which threatened the busi?
ness ruin of some ot them-it required
this which we regarded as the treachery
of some of . the Conservatives, , (espe
cially in view of what good Republicans bad
done to obtain a good government;) it.took
this to induce us to use any expressions which
i could in any way be Interpreted as an ad?
vocacy of all the men upon the ticket. And
we ought to have beeb at least half-way un?
derstood, It would seem, when we frankly
called for the defeat of some ol the men upon
this second or remodelled ticket. The very
day before the election our advice was not to
elect all, but to elect Gilbert Pillsbury, and
every good man upon the ticket with him.
The ticket was such an one that we ourselves
"scratched" it, and voted for several of the
Conservative candidates. How could we hope
for success with such a ticket ? . .
And yet, bad aa all this work was, there was.
if possible, worse toc?me. The Conservatives^:
from a state ol apathy, became aroused, and
set to work earnestly. They organized well
and worked faithfully and intelligently; while
our organization nnd management, planned
bv the faction of which we spoke, was weak
ai the ticket they had put forth.
?. ? * # *
But we spoke of the worse work which fol?
lowed the nominations. That was in a part of
the wretched business of the torchlight proces?
sion of Monday evening. The conduct of some
Joining in that procession was not only a dis?
grace to the party, in whose interest they
claimed to act, but it was a disgrace to our
city and to civilization itself. Good Judges
I estimate that that one thing cost us five hun?
dred votes. It not only disgusted-, many who
were prepared to oct with us, but It consoli?
dated the Conservative party. It Is madden?
ing to any good Republican to look back to
the stupid bunglipg of that procession, which
alone perhaps cost us the loss of Charleston.
Such yells, such brandishing of clubs, such
hurling ot rock? and breaking of windows and
fences and human skulls, sucn a little hell let
loose by men who knew not what they them?
selves had at stake, surely was never seen
before In the interests of politics within all the
confines of civilization.
. - g * * ? *
To the Republicans we would say, In the
language of the homely but good old proverb.
"There's no use crying over spilled milk." we
are defeated; let us make the best of lt. Let
us enter" upon such a course as will prevent
the repetition Qf tbe terrible blunders the sting
of which we feel to-day. One (bing this lesson
imperatlveley teaches, and that Is that.there
must be an immediate and thorough reorganf
tionot our party lu Charleston, a reorganiza?
tion in which intelligence' and decency will be
recognized as the only! fit elements to repre?
sent our party, wi th Its grand platform, and as
the only hope, as Indeed it ought to be, of fu?
. After alf,, the defeat Of our .party In this:
municipal election will do us good-good not
only in Charleston, but throughout the State.
We frankly admit that a part ot our ticket
ought to have baen. defeated, and ic is not so
surprising that tue good part should have gone
under with the bad.
< ALL ABOUT TBE STATE.
-The cotton crop ot Darlington is expected
to be goodland more corn will be made than,
in any year since the war. .
-Messrs. Wilson Jordan, Robert Severance
and Silas Anderson,' of Darlington, have died
ot bilious fever. . > v.
-Two plank kilns In Marshall House lot, Ab?
beville, were burned on Wednesday. The col?
ored people fought the fire nobly. > -
-Mr. John C. Colwell, of Spartanburg, died
on the 18th, aged 76, . .
-The crops in Anderson have suffered In?
tensely from' the hot, dry weather. Corn ls
likely to be shortened amazingly, and cotton
is not thriving at all. Similar reports reach us'
-The Alumni Association of Davidson Col?
lege met on the 28th ult. The*oratIon on "Th?
true methods of moral and mental, culture"
was delivered by the Bev. Frontis Johnson, of
-At Chester, last week, W. A. Peden and i
W. Holmes Herdin were elected county com
. missioners by a handsome majority over the
Radical ticket The new officers are both
able and trustworthy.
TBE WEATBER IBIS , DAT.
WASHINGTON, August 4.
The area of threatening weather, with local'
rains, will probably, extend, southeastward
and prevail .'on Saturday from Pennsylvania:
to Florida. The area of the lowest barometer
will probably pass over Pennsylvania and]
Massachusetts, with heavy rains.. The seve?
rest local storms are probable for Virginia and
Maryland. Cool clearing up weather Is pro?
bable for Saturday .north and west of Kentuc?
ky and on the lower lakes. Southerly winds,
with rain-, is probable for the Gulf coast
Yesterday'? Weather Reports of the
Signal Service, U. S. A.-4,47 P. ,Af"
Local Time. . .....
Buffalo, N. Y....
Cheyenne; W. T.
Duluth, Mlu ....
Key West, Fla...
Lalee cuy, Fla
New London, Ct.
Oswego, N. Y...
Bochester, N. Y.
St. Paul, Minn..
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3? ' Fresh.
N , Gentle,
N . Light.
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Th r> og.
Nora.-The weather report dated 7.47 o'clock,
this morning, will be posted In the rooms of the
Chamber of Commerce at 10 o'clock A. M.. and,
together with the weather chart may-(by the!
courtesy or the Chamber) be examined, by ship?
masters at any time during the day. '
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